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Theodore Emerson Sprowl (December 14, 2014)

Theodore Emerson Sprowl, 31, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on May 17, 1983, in Greenville Ohio, son of Robert Gene Sprowl and Michelle Diane (Richards) Sprowl. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Peggy Richards, and Leroy Sprowl.

Theodore was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Bradford OH, past poster child for Muscular Dystrophy Association, and he had received the Wright Patt young hero award.

He is survived by his parents; step dad, Scott Wages; step mom, Amy Sprowl; a brother, Nathaniel Sprowl; step brothers, Shane and Shawn Sprowl; grandmother, Barbara (Richard) Miller; step grandmother, Pam Brooks; special “Adoptive Grandmother”, Christine Swank; numerous aunt, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial services will be held at a later date for the convenience of the family. The family request that memorial contributions be given to the Ronald McDonald House, 711 East Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio 45205

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Harold D. Oda (December 14, 2014)

Harold D. Oda, 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday December 14, 2014 at 7:22 AM at Cypress Pointe Care Center, Englewood, Ohio. He was born July 12, 1936 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Joseph C. & Dessie M. (Gentner) Oda. He served in the National Guard and worked at Fort Recovery Industries in the Maintenance Department.

He was a Member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on church council for 12 years and also St. Paul Lutheran Church; Greenville Eagles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; & his brother: Richard Oda.

He is survived by his children: Joseph Oda of Covington, Ohio, & Danielle M. Oda of Piqua, Ohio; grandchildren: Kyle Oda, Dillon Oda, Presley Oda, & Jacob Sowry; sisters: Mary Rue of Coldwater, Ohio, Dorothy Long of Tampa, Florida.

Services will be held on Friday December 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 131 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday December 18, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Hospice of Dayton.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Phillip Darrell Stilts (December 11, 2014)

Phillip Darrell Stilts, November 24, 1937 - December 11, 2014 age 77 years 17 days passed away at 9:43 AM on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at West Chester Hospital in West Chester, Ohio. Phil was born November 24, 1937 in Union City, Ohio to the late Nellie Gertrude (Resor) Stilts.

Phil serviced in the Marine Corp from 1955-1961 and worked at Tate Manufacturing, Shellar Globe, New Idea, & Corning Glass. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville.

Phil is survived by his wife of 51 years Marlene (Schafer) Stilts whom he married June 9, 1963. Their children are Cheryl (Stilts) Peters & husband Jeff Peters of Greenville, Brian & Christine Stilts of West Chester, Ohio; grandchildren are Corey Stilts, Whitley Hartman, Jacob Stilts, Zachary Stilts, Miera Stilts, Brittany Peters, Drake Peters, & Jessica Peters; sisters & brothers in law: Beverly & Dick Key & Sharon Redfern; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 7418 State Route 121 N Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Patti Morelock officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

John E. Griesdorn (December 11, 2014)

John E. Griesdorn, 67 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11:22 PM at Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born January 16, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Edwin “Jiggs” & Mary Jane (Treon) Griesdorn. He retired From General Motors Department 32 after 32 years.

He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles Eagles, & a Social member of The Versailles Vets Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents; & his granddaughter: Taylor Marie Griesdorn.

He is survived by his wife: Marilyn (Ecabert) Griesdorn of Versailles whom he married February 20, 1971; his children & spouses: Sheri & Alec Broadfoot of Powell, Ohio, Brian & Lori (Schlater) Griesdorn of Versailles, Kimberly & Bret Ayers of Coldwater, Eric Griesdorn of Versailles; grandchildren: Maggie, Cameron, & Natalie Broadfoot, Zachary, Katelyn, & A.J. Griesdorn, Emma, Paige, Mason, & Lauren Ayers; brother & sister in law: Robert & Gina Griesdorn of Piqua; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church 14 E. Wood Street, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Wednesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versalles Veterans Honor Guard or the Center for Neurological Development, Burkettsville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Larry Ray Henry (December 11, 2014)

Larry Ray Henry, 74, of Union City, Ohio, passed away early, Thursday morning at the Union City Care Center in Union City, Ohio.

Services will be at 1 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Braund Pope Funeral Home, Family and friends may visit I hour prior to service.

Family request Memorial contributions be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home.

Byron “Dean” Curtis (December 10, 2014)

Byron “Dean” Curtis, 82 of New Madison, Ohio passed away on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM at Village Green Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born September 1, 1932 in Pleasant Hill, Ohio the son of the late Roy & Media Curtis. He retired from Fram Corp. after 42 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Doris G. Curtis on August 31, 2012; 2 brothers; 7 sisters; & 1 ½ brother.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Marta Curtis of New Madison, Teresa Newbauer of New Madison, Joseph & Valerie Curtis of New Madison, & Raezean & David Johnson of Maryville, Tennessee; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister: Barbara Trissel of Piqua; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday December 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Lester E. Ward Jr. (December 10, 2014)

Lester E. Ward Jr., 92 of Versailles, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 6:35 AM. He was born September 17, 1922 in Centerville, Indiana the son of the late Lester E. & Helen Marie (Killen) Ward Sr.

He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II where he was a Prisoner of War and received the Purple Heart. He was a farmer.

He was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post #140, Greenville V.F.W., the American Chianina Association, the Ohio Chianina Association, the Darke County Cattlemen’s Association, & a Board Member of the Ohio Farm Bureau, a Member of the Darke County School Board, a Member of the Montgomery County JVS Board; he received numerous Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Awards; the Who’s Who Award, numerous Herdsman Awards, numerous Government Certificates, & numerous Government Recognitions.

He is preceded in death by his parents; & sister: Mary Cummins.

He is survived by his wife: Marlene N. (Bowman) Ward of Versailles; his children & spouses: Leslie E. & Debra Ward of Versailles, Roger K. & Danna Miller of Beamsville; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother & sister in law: Donald & Joann Ward of Richmond, Indiana; sisters & brothers in law: Jeraldine Osborne of Richmond, Indiana, Rozella & Eddie Garrett of Richmond, Indiana, Glenda & John Keller of Richmond, Indiana.

Services will be held on Monday December 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Ted McCurdy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday December 14, 2014 and 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. Veterans Graveside Services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Healthcare Cancer Center or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

John Wendell Spidel (December 3, 2014)

John Wendell Spidel, 77, of Bonita Springs, Florida and Maumee, Ohio passed away on December 3, 2014 at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida.

John was born in Greenville, Ohio on March 11, 1937. He was Proceeded in death by his parents Sarah (Dohme) and Wilbur D. Spidel; Sisters, Gretchen K. Pequignot and Collette S. Eikenberry; Brothers in law, Nils G. Eikenberry and John R. Lynch.

He is survived by the love of his life, Jane Lynch Spidel, whom he married on September 4, 1960, and lovingly called Janie; cherished children, Daughter, Susan Lynne Spidel and husband Jim Wiginton and Son, Douglas Alan Spidel and wife Mara; his precious grandchildren whom he adored, Jordan Elizabeth Spidel, John Robert Spidel and Jade Elise Spidel; Brothers, George J. Spidel and wife Kathy, David L. Spidel and wife Mariette, and Wilbur D. Spidel II (Sam); Sister in law, Lianne J Spidel; and Brothers in law, Robert H. Pequignot and Don D. Lynch and wife Nadine, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

John graduated in the class of 1955 from Greenville High School. He was quarterback of the undefeated 1954 M.V.L. football team and also played on the 1955 M.V.L. championship basketball team. He was awarded MVP in both sports for his efforts. John also earned All League and All State honors in both football and basketball.

John followed his father’s footsteps to The University of Michigan where he received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and his M.B.A. While at Michigan, John continued to excel in athletics earning his numerals in freshman basketball and lettering 3 years in football. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Druids Honorary Society. John remained an “M Man” all of his life and was a loyal member of The University of Michigan Letter winners M Club and the Victors Club.

Following graduation, John served in the United States Marine Corp Reserves for 6 years.

John started his business career with Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan and was later transferred to Boston. He then moved to New York City and spent 3 years there. John returned home to Greenville, Ohio in 1966 and began his nearly 30 year career with American Aggregates Corporation. He retired in 1993 as Vice President of Administration and was a member of the Board of Directors.

John sat on the Greenville City Board of Education and the board of the Darke County YMCA, serving both organizations as a member and President. He was also a member of the Greenville Toastmasters.

John was a life long member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church. He served on the Church council as a member and President and was a key member of the evangelism committee. He was also instrumental in the formation of the St Paul’s Lutheran Church endowment fund.

John was a loving son, husband, father, brother and grandfather, a loyal friend, an exemplary citizen, a faithful member to his church, an honest man and a true gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Services for John will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in St Paul’s Lutheran Church 131 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio. Pastor Peter B. Menke will preside and graveside burial will immediately follow in Greenville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Friday, December 12 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until time of the services in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to The John W. Spidel Memorial Fund for football safety equipment C/O Greenville City Schools, St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 West Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or St Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Richard C. “Dick” Francis (December 7, 2014)

Richard C. “Dick” Francis, age 70, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM at his residence. He was born on January 5, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Carl & Amelia (Simon) Francis.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Mescher) Francis of Versailles, Ohio, whom he married on July 25, 1992; son and daughter in law, Jeff & Angie Francis of Versailles; daughters and sons in law, Julie & Matt Traver of Findlay, Ohio, and Carrie & Ken Schoen of Ft. Recovery, Ohio; grandchildren, Ethan, Owen, Ava, Ella and Nora Schoen, Anne Traver, Kelsey, Ross and Collin Francis; mother in law, Sally Mescher of Versailles; brother, John Francis of Athens, Ohio; sisters and brother in law, Linda & James Davidson of Versailles and Connie Droesch of Versailles; as well as extended family members of the Wehrkamp, Mescher and Francis families.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Francis; daughters, Laurie Ann Francis and Allyson Mescher; brother, Lawrence “Larry” Francis; infant sister, Mary Rose Francis; sister in law, Jan Francis; brother in law, Ralph Droesch; father and mother in law, Ernest “Slim” & Mary Jean Wehrkamp; and father in law, Ralph Mescher.

Dick worked as the Part’s Manager at Willowdell Sales as well as part time at Lefeld Implement. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid sports fan especially watching his kids and grandkids play. He enjoyed playing softball, played baseball for the Western Ohio League, he enjoyed watching the Reds and loved yard work.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Louis Catholic Church Cemetery, North Star, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 2-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as from 9-10 Thursday at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio, 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jeanne Withrow Barr (December 6, 2014)

Jeanne Withrow Barr, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:10 P.M. Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Village Green Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio. Jeanne was born April 14, 1925 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Harold A. & Olive (Dull) Withrow.

Jeanne retired in 1972 as the former co-owner with her husband John of the Greenville Machine & Tool Company.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, a former member of the Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Greenville, was the former Music Director at the Nashville Methodist Church and had been Soloist for the Girls Glee Club in Dayton. Jeanne especially enjoyed spending time with her family and watching sporting events.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John A. Barr February 14, 2003; grandchildren Shannon Renee Barr and Joseph C. Sink; son in law Larry Sink; brother Harold (Beatrice) Withrow Jr.; sisters Helen W. (Hayward) Geddes and Martha L. (Harold) Deeter,; brothers in law Jacob W. (Mary Louise) Barr, Forrest (Juanita) Barr and Lawrence E. (Evelyn) Barr.

Jeanne is survived by her children Marilyn A. “Becky” (Larry) Ellis of Greenville, Cindy L. Sink of Rossburg, Joseph W. (Tracy) Barr of New Madison, John M. (Diana) Barr of Lewisburg and Elisa B. (Gary) Besecker of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother in law Robert M. (Phyllis) Barr of Jamestown and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday December 12, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Chaplain Candi Null officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery New Madison, Ohio.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

John E. Nickol (December 6, 2014)

John E. Nickol, age 81, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on July 30, 1933 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Edwin H. & Mary A. (Printz) Nickol.

He is survived by his wife Ramona June (Lanich) Nickol of Versailles, Ohio whom he married on June 15, 1953; daughters, Penny (Doug) Zirkle of St. Paris, Ohio, and Johna (Chuck) Hemmelgarn of North Star, Ohio; sons, Kelly Nickol of Versailles and Larry (Rocky) Nickol of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Ashley (Gina) Zirkle, Lee (Denise) Hemmelgarn, Lindsay (Michael) Costlow, Jay (Kendra) Hemmelgarn and Beau (Gina) Hemmelgarn; great grandchildren, Teagan, Anna, Mason, Julia, Naomi, Desmond, Ian and Alex; brothers & sisters in law, Fred (Iris) Nickol of Versailles, Ramon (Rosie) Nickol of Versailles, Van (Marie) Nickol of Tucson, Arizona, and Peggy Nickol of Tucson, Arizona; sisters and brother in law, Miriam (Ed) Paulus of Norman, Oklahoma, and Myrna Gigandet of Versailles; sister in law, Hazel Nickol of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Wendy Kay Nickol; brothers, Edwin and Neil Nickol; infant sister, Margie Nickol; brothers in law, Delaine Gehle and Norman Gigandet.

John was a member of the United States Army. John was a Memorial Craftsman and a member of the Eagles in Versailles, Versailles United Methodist Church, Vets Club, Amateur Trap Shooting Association and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was the president of the Greenlawn Cemetery Board for 40 years and loved to hunt and fish.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to the service.

It is the wishes of the family that the memorial contributions are given to the Darke County Humane Society or the Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Julie Edsall (December 5, 2014)

Julie Edsall, age 51, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on June 29, 1963 in Alton, Illinois, to Norma (Juergensen) Arnetz of Dayton, Ohio, and the late Delbert Edsall.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Tyler & Megan Algeo of Maryland; daughter, Angelica Algeo of Maryland; grandchildren, Logan & Chloe Algeo and Brycen & Kacyn Skidmore; siblings, Sara, Katie, Dana, Roger, Mary, Nancee, Regan, Joe and John; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her son, Billy Joe Skidmore and brother, David Edsall.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given the Darke County Humane Society or Community Unity.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Pearl Esther King (December 5, 2014)

Pearl Esther King, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Oakley House, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on August 13, 1923 in Phillipsburg, Ohio, to the late Lee & Ada (Miller) Garber.

She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Philip J. & Rebecca King of Greenville and Kenneth E. King of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jill Flory, Deborah Flora and Jordan King; great grandchildren, Emma Flory, Renae Flora, Tucker Flora, Larke Flory and Becca Flory; sisters and brother in law, Treva & George Flora of Brookville, Gladys & Merle Benedict of Greenville, Wilma & Everett Brubaker of Brookville and Betty & Harvey Bowman of Brookville; sister in law, Helen Garber of Union, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. King whom she married on May 18, 1941; grandson, Bradley King; daughter in law, Donna King; brother, Richard Garber; and sisters, Margaret Lesh and Mable Flora.

Pearl was a homemaker and a member of the Old German Baptist Church.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Miller Grove Old German Baptist Church near Palestine, Ohio, with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

William E. “Bill” Fletcher (December 4, 2014)

William E. “Bill” Fletcher age 69, of Glasgow, Kentucky and formerly of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:25 A.M. on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at his residence. Bill was born October 16, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Herman A. & Frances Jane (Brinley) Fletcher Sr.

Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Jo (Garbig) Fletcher whom he married January 11, 1964; son, Brett Alan Fletcher of Glasgow, Kentucky; grandchildren, Brian Fletcher of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Mike Crampton of North Ridgeville, Ohio and John Crampton of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; brothers & sisters-in-law, Herman A. & Valerie Fletcher Jr. of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Richard & Evelyn Fletcher of Greenville, Ohio and David Fletcher of Greenville, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Bill is also preceded in death by a daughter, Krystal Fletcher; and half-brothers, Ralph Mikesell and Bill Petry.

Bill was a field sales engineer for BR Retreading in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Berea, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A Lodge of Sorrow will be conducted by the Greenville Elks Lodge at 5:15 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospital for Children Burn Care 3229 Burnet Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3095 or Barren River Animal Welfare Association P.O. Box 171 Glasgow, Kentucky 42141. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Holli L. Anderson (December 2, 2014)

Holli L. Anderson, age 31, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:58 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on January 23, 1983 in Greenville, Ohio, to Tony Anderson and Connie (Yohey) Shiverdecker both of Greenville.

In addition to her parents she is survived by children, Kyla & Gavin Gerace of Greenville; brother, Nick Anderson of Greenville; sister and brother in law, Tracy & Steve Bailey of Greenville; niece and nephew, Parker and Kaylyn Bailey; grandmothers, Alice Anderson and Shirley Yohey both of Greenville; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Dave Anderson and Robert “Gene” Yohey; and step father, Dave Shiverdecker.

Holli was studying cosmetology and business at Miami Jacobs Career College and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Eagles in Greenville. She was a graduate of Greenville High School class of 2002. She loved cooking, outdoors and movies. She was a very loving and devoted mother and will be missed.

There will be a visitation held on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with a burial following in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. There will be a celebration of life service held at a later date.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Richard V. Johnson (December 3, 2014)

Richard V. Johnson, 78, of Greenville, OH, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville.

He was born January 31, 1936 in Ft. Recovery OH, son of the late Floyd and Eva (Wright) T Johnson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys I. (Mills) Johnson who passed away February 5, 2012; brother, Jim Johnson.

Richard had worked at Fram of Greenville for over 30 years when he retired in 1985, and he also was a farmer.

He is survived by his children, Lesa (David) Trump of Rossburg and Julie Cockrell of New Madison; stepsons, John R. Lam, Jr. of Peachtree City, GA Tommy Dee (Tania) Lam of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Tommy Lam, Michael Lam, Justin, Lam, Jeremy Cheyne, Christopher Plessinger, Davian Trump, Braxten Trump and John R. Lam III; sisters, Janis (Adonis) Maxwell of FL and Jeanne (John) Horn of West Union; and a sister-in-law Connie Johnson of Coldwater.

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 6 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville,OH. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, December 5 from 6 to 8 PM. The family request that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.oliverfloyd.com

Hiram M. "Junior", Kohli Jr. (November 28, 2014)

Hiram M. "Junior", Kohli Jr., 88, of Greenville, OH passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville.

He was born October 11, 1926 in Pandora, Ohio, a son of the late Hiram M. and Sarah Jane (Wenger) Kohli.

Junior had previous owned Ohio Northern Egg Company in Huntington, WV, and had served in the Army. He gave the opening Swiss invocation's for Swiss Days in Berne, IN and Swiss invocations Scripture reading yearly for Swiss Days and Bluffton College.

He is survived by his wife, Rosanna M. (Sprunger) Kohli whom he married on January 16, 1948; sons, K. David (Jean) Kohli of Ft. Wayne, IN and Kreg (Barbara) Kohli of Greenville; grandchildren, Dr. Marc (Lisa) Kohli, Cheryl (Phil) Ealing, Zachary (Lauren) Kohli and Josh (Veronica) Kohli; great grandchildren, Anna Ealing, Samantha Ealing and Aubrey Ealing; and a brother, Eugene (Marcele) Kohli.

Private services and burial at the Greenville Cemetery will be held at the conveniences of the family. The family request that memorial contributions be given to Senior Service Man in the care of John Schmidt, 1311 Sugar Maple Drive, Greenville, OH.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Mary Ellen (Bloomfield) Woodruff (November 30, 2014)

Mary Ellen (Bloomfield) Woodruff, 71 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday November 30, 2014 at 11:40 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born April 14, 1943 in Lima, Ohio the daughter of the late Ottis & Hattie Mae (Watson) Bloomfield. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Union City Hospital and also worked at Fram. She was a member of the First Congregational Church; she loved doing crafts, playing video games and traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: David E. Woodruff on July 27, 2012 whom she married July 1, 1961; her sister: Barbara Ann (Bloomfield) Swafford.

She is survived by her children: David E. Woodruff of Rossburg, Eugene E. Woodruff of Sidney, Kathryn Flatter of Cincinnati, Nannette K. Spahr of Greenville; grandchildren: Jenny, Eric, Ryan, Austin, Savannah, Jerry, Justin, & Nick; 3 great grandchildren; Beloved best friend: Peppe; & several good friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Ted McCurdy officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Christian Church or Dayton Heart Hospital.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

T. Robert (Bob) Bennett (November 28th, 2014)

T. Robert (Bob) Bennett, 87, passed away November 28th, 2014 in his home surrounded by family.

Bob was born on April 6, 1927 in Braffetsville, Ohio, to George V. and Velma I. Bennett.

He attended New Madison School and graduated in 1945. He then served in the United States Navy from April 1945 to July 1946 before returning to Ohio and farming.

Bob loved to share his stories with those around him. Often these stories revolved around growing up, fishing trips or life lessons.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Sara (Moore) Bennett of New Paris, Ohio; his daughter Judy (Bennett) Webber of Eaton, Ohio; grandchildren Jennifer (Case) Clemens (Shane Clemens) of Pickerington, Ohio and Sara (Webber) Wagner (Nathan Wagner) of Hilliard, Ohio; Great Grandchildren Maddison, Nikki, Faith, Colt Clemens and Lillian and Avery Wagner; and sister Pauline (Bennett) Emerick.

He is preceded in death by sister Maxine Bennett and daughters Lucinda and Becky.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home located at 1499 North Broadway Street, Greenville, OH.

A private service will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd with interment at Greenmound Cemetery.

To pay tribute to Bob’s life perform a random act of kindness (big or small) for a friend, neighbor, or stranger. Memorial donations can be made to Tri-Village Rescue Services.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Constance “Connie” Ann (Grubb) Miller (November 26, 2014)

Constance “Connie” Ann (Grubb) Miller age 64, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:45 P.M. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at her residence after a 4 year illness. Connie was born January 5, 1950 in Piqua, Ohio to the late William Lee & Ruby (David) Grubb. Connie is also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Tom” A. Miller on December 25, 1984; sister, Wanda “Wendy” L. Wilson; and a brother, William B. Grubb.

Connie formerly worked for the City of Greenville Income Tax Office, retiring in 2006 after 30 years of service and later worked for 2 years at Big Hill GMAC Real Estate in Greenville. She became a licensed wedding officiant in 2009, performing many weddings throughout the area, which she greatly enjoyed, until her health started declining. Mrs. Miller was a 1968 graduate of Bradford High School, where she was active in band (flute), cheerleading, chorus and the National Honor Society. She was a former member of the Irish Setter Club of America and she and her late husband, Tom showed Irish Setters in “obedience”, winning many tittles with Rusty and Lady. Connie also had two other beloved Irish Setters in her life, Rudy and Morgan. In addition to her dogs, Connie also had 3 cats, Miss Kitty, Ebony and Olivia. Miss Kitty also preceded her in death. She dearly loved animals and had previously been an instructor with the Greenville Area Dog Club where she also was Treasurer for 8 years.

Connie never missed watching an Ohio State football game on TV and was able to attend a home game with her niece, Kim Wilson. Connie was also a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church in Greenville.

Connie is survived by her son, Christopher “Chris” Miller of Greenville; sister-in-law, Scherrie Grubb of Huber Heights; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; her cats, Ebony and Olivia; grandcats, Electra and Precious; her good friend, Shirley Jay; and companion, Wayne Hartman.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Charles MacKeen and State of the Heart Hospice Chaplain Jacque Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery (New Section). The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. It was Connie’s wish that memorial contributions be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Nashville United Methodist Church, the Irish Setter Club of America Rescue Fund or The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com